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Meet the team

Specialist offshore shipbrokers

Drawing on decades of experience and a well-established international network of owners and operators, our London-based team of specialist shipbrokers, will navigate your individual offshore vessel purchase or vessel charter requirements – wherever you are in the world.

As shipbrokers, we handle the sale, purchase and chartering of many offshore vessels including tugboats, jack-ups, barges, split hopper barges, dredgers, accommodation barges and workboats.

Our specialist shipbrokers can:

  • Provide you with market advice and specialist vessel knowledge.
  • Propose suitable vessels for sale or charter from our comprehensive database, including off-market units.
  • Sell or charter out your vessel on a private basis or through targeted marketing campaigns.
  • Value your vessel or fleet.
  • Arrange coastal/deep-sea towage or heavy-lift transport.

Roland Durnford-Slater FICS

Managing Director / Shipbroker

Specialism: Jack-ups Dredgers Splitbarges

Roland has worked at DSB since the start of the millennium. Alongside his father, he’s built an...

Sandi Durnford-Slater


Sandi joined the family business in 2014 to help with ‘The Great Barge Project’ and quickly b...

Thom D'Arcy FICS

Director / Shipbroker

Specialism: Tugs Workboats

Thom joined DSB Offshore for the first time in 2008 after graduating from the University of South...

Nazar Annayev


Specialism: Flat-top barges Accommodation barges Crane barges Landing craft

Nazar was born and raised in Turkmenistan, so he speaks Russian and Turkmen in addition to being ...

Ayna Narliyeva

Strategy, Compliance & Systems

Ayna is an international person by definition. She was born in Moscow, raised in Turkmenistan and...

David Durnford-Slater


Specialism: Jack-ups

Shipping is in David’s blood. Early in his career, he worked for P&O, one of the largest UK...

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